Royal Couple to Attend Commemorative Ceremony in Belgium
05 May 2014
Buckingham Palace has announced that their Royal Highnesses, the
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will mark the Centenary of the
outbreak of the First World War during a commemorative event at the
Commonwealth War Grave Commission's St. Symphorien Military
Cemetery in Mons, Belgium on 4 August 2014. The couple will be
joined by HRH Prince Harry for the ceremony on August 4 at St.
Symphorien military cemetery near Mons, Belgium.
The importance of the occasion is underlined by the fact that
Germany and other countries will also be represented at the
St. Symphorien cemetery was chosen because it contains a similar
number of German and British war dead and is also the final resting
place of John Parr and George Ellison, the first and last British
soldiers to die on the western front.
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